Technician A will be responsible for carrying out research under the supervisor's direction in a research lab that is focused on vascular anomalies, including hemangiomas and vascular malformations, in human disorders and diseases. This job will be to assist the lab in isolating cells from resected specimens, evaluating cellular behavior in vitro (cell culture), as well as in an animal models (ex vivo).
Preparing materials for and assisting in experiments
Performing simple experiments according to written protocols
Ordering and maintaining laboratory or clinical supplies
Maintaining a lab notebook or records related to task
Assisting in the collection of blood samples, radioactive materials and wastes
Preparing solutions, cultures
Preparing patients for procedure and assisting dentists and patients in pre and post-operative procedures
Performing other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory, research project or work unit
2 years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program.
Minimum related experience:
1 year of related experience.
Responsibilities will include mouse handling/husbandry, tissue isolation/processing, immunohistochemistry and tissue culture. Other duties will include sectioning using both microtome and cryostat, preparing lab solutions, ordering lab supplies, and assessing inventory of supplies.
Previous laboratory experience outside of course work, preferably in molecular biology/biochemistry. Experience in mouse husbandry, handling of human and mouse tissue, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry or mammalian tissue culture
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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